Xi Mingze

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Xi Mingze
Native name
Born (1992-06-25) 25 June 1992 (age 27)
NationalityPeople’s Republic of China
Alma materHarvard University

Xi Mingze (simplified Chinese: 习明泽; traditional Chinese: 習明澤; pinyin: Xí Míngzé; [ɕǐ mǐŋ.tsɤ̌]; born 25 June 1992), nicknamed Xiao Muzi (小木子; 'Little Wood'),[1] is the only child of Chinese paramount leader (CPC General Secretary) Xi Jinping[2] and folk singer Peng Liyuan.[3]

Life and education[edit]

As the only child of China's top leader, Xi keeps a low profile and not much of her personal information has been revealed to the public.

From 2006 to 2008, she studied French at her high school, Hangzhou Foreign Language School.[1] Xi enrolled at Harvard University, as a freshman in 2010, after a year of undergraduate study at Zhejiang University.[4] She enrolled under a pseudonym,[5][6] and maintained a low profile.[7] She graduated with A.B. in 2014 and has since returned to China. As of 2015 she is living in Beijing.[8]

Following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Xi volunteered as a disaster relief worker for one week in Hanwang, Mianzhu.[1][9][10] In 2013, she made her first public appearance with her parents at the Liangjiahe village in Yan'an, Shaanxi province, where they offered Lunar New Year greetings to the locals.[11]

She has been described as interested in reading and fashion.[1][9]


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  2. ^ Epatko, Larisa (8 November 2012). "China to Choose New Slate of Leaders: How Will It Affect the U.S.?". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  3. ^ Ewing, Kent (17 November 2007). "Beauty and the bores". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  4. ^ FlorCruz, Jaime A. (2 February 2012). "Who is Xi: China's next leader". CNN. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  5. ^ Liu, Melinda (18 January 2011). "Can't we just be friends?". Newsweek. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  6. ^ Andrew Jacobs and Dan Levin, Son’s Parties and Privilege Aggravate Fall of Elite Chinese Family, New York Times, 16 April 2012.
  7. ^ WONG, EDWARD (26 April 2012). "In China, a Fall From Grace May Aid a Rise to Power". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  8. ^ Osnos, Evan (6 April 2015). "Born Red: How Xi Jinping, an unremarkable provincial administrator, became China's most authoritarian leader since Mao". The New Yorker. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  9. ^ a b CHOU, JENNIFER (14 July 2008). "China's Star Princelings". The Weekly Standard. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  10. ^ Page, Jeremy (13 February 2012). "Meet China's Folk Star First Lady-in-Waiting". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  11. ^ "China: Xi Jinping's Harvard-educated daughter Xi Mingze makes first public appearance - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. First Post. Retrieved 12 March 2018.

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